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Offline Karen W.

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OK... Is that not lovely or what... Next best thing to being out under the stars....!!!

This is what I want above my head when I try to go to sleep. I have a lot of sleep problems as many of us do. The thing is when I am outside under the stars I can sleep like there is no tomorrow... but when I come in the house sleep is very very difficult without me being highly medicated .. which lately has been a must in order for me to rest and try to get well.

Tell me how I can replicate this lovely computerized image across my ceiling at night so I can sleep under the comfort of the stars???? Is it possible to make ceiling tiles which are one continuous band of twinkling goodness over my head????

How Please???


 

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You either need lots of tiny lightbulbs -- which is what they use for theatrical backdrops, or a video projector (which would be rather inefficient and overkill for this application - as well as probably being noisy and the black being visible grey).

Look in lighting or theatrical retailers - they should have lights on a mesh of wires with some kind of "twinkling" controller...  if you had a false ceiling (like in offices) it'd be relatively easy to hide the wires, otherwise it'll be rather messy-looking by day!


I suppose the other approach is to stick lots of small "glow in the dark" stars on the ceiling (near-white and virtually invisible by day), which glow greeny in the dark. From a normal light they will only glow quite weakly, but if you illuminate them briefly with a UV "blacklight" lamp they'll glow nicely and then fade over 15 minutes or so. They won't "twinkle" though.

Hope the ideas are useful.
« Last Edit: 03/01/2008 17:32:25 by techmind »
 

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Thank you Techmind. I was thinking more or less like a very large computer screen in my room that covers and entire ceiling with these twinkling lights.

I am sure that would be unhealthy also..LOL

If those tiny lights could render this lovely picture then yes that would be cool.. I mean just like the pictures.. twinkling and all...
 

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You could buy a projetor TV conected up  to a DVD. you could then probably copy a image like that on to a dvd disc and run it all night.
 

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Do you think it would duplicate the image and the twinkling as clearly as that!???
 

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